[mythtv-users] Ubuntu Question

Paul Kidwell tmbomber at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 21:11:49 UTC 2007

On 1/28/07, Damian Surr <damian at gingermagic.com> wrote:

>  My question is...should I go with the server installation 
>  or the workstation installation?

I recommend going with a desktop install.


I tried the "Backend only" install found here:


Everything went swimmingly well until I hit "Install MythTV Backend" Step 4:

> 4. Run the initial MythTV setup app.
> Note, this won't work on the local console, as it requires 
> an X server. You will either need to install an X server on the 
> local machine (not recommended as its a waste of space and resources), 
> or remotely connect to this machine using ssh and X forwarding. If 
> you have never forwarded an X application, I'd recommend you read the [WWW]

What followed was 3 hours of pure hell trying to get an x server link 
running from a windows machine.

I finally gave up and installed the desktop. 

Things went *MUCH* smoother after that.


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